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in the attacks. mr. obama spoke with doctor skbrorz nurses two -- who treated the wounded and visited some of the injured. seven people remain in critical condition but that is down from 14 yesterday. the bombingt people to the hos 120 of them have been sent home to continue recovery. >>ere a michelle obama visiting1-year-old aaron hern. his family e mailed thus photo. he was waiting at the finish line to watch his mother cross it when he was severely injured in monday's bombings. his mom tells us her son is dramatically improving. he suffered a deep thigh wound and other injuries. he's now breathing on his own and neck brace and breathing tube have been removed. she says they're looking forward to getting him into therapy. several local fund-raisers are taking place for the family in martinez swrechl a full list on our web site. >> and one way to show your support is to share this get well soon badge on your facebook page by going to our page. >> adidas selling these tee shirts to honor the vips. both have boston stands as one written on them. all proceed goes to the one fund a boston ch
accused of sending ricin laced letters to barack obama and other senators he just addressed reporters saying he's looking forward to seeing his family. critics call the situation overwhelming and said he didn't know what ricin was. >> i respect president obama. i love my country and would never do anything to pose a threat to him or any other u.s. official. >> curtis's release a day after investigators found no evidence of the poison in his home or car. his attorneys saying curtis had been treated well. authorities searched the home of another man in this case. >> the federal government issued new guidelines today to make it tougher for drivers to become distracted by navigation or other high tech systems in cars. new cars. the guidelines advise car makers against installing system that's let's drivers push buttons or manually input data while driving. voice activation systems are fine but the department of transportation says drivers should not have to take eyes off the road more than two seconds at a time. >> new research suggests it's just as unsafe to use a voice detect mobile app
. >> president obama speaking from the white house. >> the capture came after a five-day manhunt that virtually shutdown the boston area as police conducted door-to-door searches. >> new video of people gathering at the finish of the boston marathon. it was a time to honor the victims and a chance to finally breathe a bit easier. >> we are exhausted, but we have a victory tonight. >> it is a night we will all rest easy. >> the marathon finish line is just seven miles from the spot where police captured tsarnaev. ama, what an incredible day and evening there. >> it is a stormy night here in watertown, but one filled with a lot of relief as the second suspect was finally captured. celebration in the streets after residents learned the second suspect in the boston marathon bombings was finally caught. >> this is what we were waiting for since monday. we finally got both of them and we can rest tonight. >> brendan and uh may caw lay spent the -- and makayla spent the day in their apartment as police looked for dzhokhar-tsarnaev. >> we are thankful for the police and the first responders. we felt sa
bombing in the united states since the september 11th attacks. president obama now says that the full weight of the u.s. government is behind the search for who is responsible. >> authorities this morning are pouring over this dramatic video at the finish line for clues, bomb technicians are studying bun marks on bricks and concrete and in hospitals doctors are collecting pieces of shrapnel that were blasted into bodies. >> they will look at the components and tell them if this is someone that put this together over the internet or is this a bombmaker? >> officials believe these were two small and portable devices, possibly hidden in a backpack, one working theory they were remotely detonated by a cell phone the. >> it has the indications of being al qaeda or al qaeda-affiliated attack. >> there are no suspects. officials are tracking multiple "persons of interest" including a man of middle eastern descent being treated at a local hospital. president obama urged against a rush to judgment not using the word "terrorism" but vowed justice for those responsible. >> make no mistake we wil
they can find this killer but today is about grieving. at this church president obama and the first lady will come here to try to comfort the heart broken city. >> three daze after terror, a grieving city tries to heal. president obama and the first lady will join the boston residents at a service dedicated to victims of the marathon attack. >> they will remember those killed, 8-year-old martin richard, 29-year-old krystle campbell and a native of china and pray for the 200 people who were injured include those still in the hospital. also, a major break in the investigation. authorities believe they now have a clear image of suspected bomber. the f.b.i. is examining photographs including some taken at a lord & taylor store showing a man near the finish line using a cell phone with a black back strapped across his chest. >> if the f.b.i. has a face from surveillance video at lord & taylor or local television they could be able to use facial recognition software to run that face against databases. >> in addition, f.b.i.ing as are examining debris in the remains of a pressure cooker record
but that is not confirmed by abc7 news. the grieving continues in boston with president obama and the first lady heading here tomorrow for a memorial in on of victims. >> thank you. the bay area boy injured in the boston bombing is involving from a new round of surgery today. the 11-year-old aaron hern was there to cheer on his mother running in the marathon. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is in martin news. >> the community is rallying behind his family. >> it is amazing the love and support that martinez is showing for the 11-year-old aaron hern who is recovering at this hour in boston. this restaurant, one of three restaurants holding fundraisers for his family, i spoke with a family friend in boston who use aaron hern is making a strong recovery. >> aaron hern is making a good recovery after a traumatic 24 hours. family friend spoke to us by phone from boston. >> when he wakes up, he wants to know how the family s. >> the doctors at boston children's hospital will remove a breathing tube that prevented him from speaking. he is using an eye pad to communicate. >> he is a healthy strong boy. he is
. president obama visited boston for an enter faith service to pay tribute to the victims of the bombings. today, a grieving city is trying to he. president obama and the first lady joined in an interfaith service dedicated to the victims of the bombing and offered support and encourage m our prayers are with the injured. we will be with you as you learn to stand, walk, and, yes, run again. >> the cathedral was packed with victims, first responders, government officials and members of the community. there were prayers for those recovering from injury and tears for the three people who died, 29-year-old krystle campbell, lu, a native of china and 8-year-old martin richard. tracy helped his younger sister who lost a young. >> if my daughter were injured like that, so badly injured and so scared but she was incredibly brave. >> sources tell use that the f.b.i. has images of two men both possible suspects. the best video comes from cameras at the lord & taylor store. >> there is video that has raised the question of those, the f.b.i. would like to speak with. we need the public's help in loca
grents a nearby college left on this barricade. >> president obama told people of boston everyone stands with them. >> they sought to intimidate us, terrorize us, to shake us from those values that make us who we are as americans. well, itld be pretty clear by now that they have picked the wrong city to do it. >> the president spoke this morning. >> a very special visitor for a day bai area boy injured in the bombing. michelle obama dropped by the hospital to visit 11-year-old aaron hern, the martinez boy suffer aid deep thigh wound while watching his mother finish the marathon. his mother tells abc 7 news her son is improving and his neck brace and other tubes have been removed. he's doing well. there is this badge in support of the people of boston. you can find them on our page facebook.com/abc 7 news. >> the search for survivors continues after a powerful fertilizer plant explosion in texas. that could with felt 45 miles way. it damaged or destroyed buildings within a 1500 foot radius, you can see damage from blast, buildings and homes obliterated. the mayor says there may be a35-40
on universal background checks failed. president obama said despite a 90% approval rating among the public. and strong support from the families who lost loved ones in the newtown massacre. president obama called yesterday a pretty shameful day in washington. but what do you think? should background checks be ramped up for gun buyers? you can weigh in on the "nightline" facebook page or
, right? but tonight atherton is sending out bills to cover their expensive president obama visit this month, the star attraction in private homes. david lieu gee there live tonight. >> dan, the town is seeking $8100 in reimbursement for planning and preparing security for the president. $8100 pales to the $32,000 cost to attend one of the two events but the question is whether all residents should be footing the bill. >> this is not the first time atherton sent out expenses when a dignitary comes to town you should be welcoming the visit. and i'm sorry nompblgts we're not going to reimburse you for the event. >> atherton has wealthy residents often behind walls and gates. last year giving $6.5 million to political causes and candidates but the argument is tiny size and limited police. >> they've got a cheese chief and a couple officers. we have an event like this coming through that, diverts those officers and we've got to call in personnel for overtime. >> bills have gone out to the white house. we contacted the white house referring us to the secret service. now neither city ch
this summer. >> president obama is set to host a dinner at the white house tonight for female senators. voters elected 20 female senators to congress in november, a record. the white house says that the dinner is part of the effort to improve lines of communication with congress and lay the ground work for future compromise. the president had dinner with senate democrats last weekend with senate republicans before that to discuss various issues. >> town leaders in california want someone to pay their expenses for a presidential visit. president obama attended fundraisers in atherton and they spent $5,000 on police overtime and now they want reimbursement. they are sending bills to the white house and the democratic national committee and the two people who hosted the president. they admit that chances of getting any money is slim. by comparison the san francisco spent $42,000 on the last presidential visit. >> this morning, contra costa built officials will spray insecretary side to handle the mosquito problem in the eastern part of the county starting at 5:30 a.m. until 6:30 a.m. fours say th
looked like a war zone. president obama was notified within minutes. he promised action. >> i'm supremely confident that bostonians will pull together, take care of each other and move forward as one proud city, and as they do, the american people will be with them every single step of the way. >> reporter: officials are tracking multiple persons of interest including a man being treated at an area hospital, as well as another individual who was seen trying to gain access to a restricted area five minutes before the blasts. john and diana. >> all right, tahman bradley, live in boston, thank you. >>> well, the fbi is launching a massive effort to find those responsible for the deadly attack. they're going to be looking at bomb fragments. they'll also look at hundreds of videos from the finish line. >>> with more on the search for clues, we're joined by abc's devin dwyer from washington. good morning, devin. >> reporter: good morning. the boston marathon attack is the first successful bombing in the u.s. since the september 11th, 2001 attacks. now the full weight of the u.s. government is b
, president obama and the first lady will be at this church to comfort the heartbroken city. three days after terror. today a grieving city tries to heal. president obama and the first lady will join boston residents at a service later this morning dedicated to victims of the marathon attack. they will remember those who were killed, 8-year-old martin richard and 29-year-old krystle campbell and a native of china and pray for the nearly 200 people who were injured including those still in the hospital. also this morning, a major break in the investigation, authorities believe they now have a clear image of the suspected bomber. the f.b.i. is examining photographs including some taken at a lord&taylor store showing a man near the finish line with a cell phone and a black back across his chest. if the f.b.i. has a face from the video at the lord & taylor or from local division, they may be able to use facial recognition software so run the face against databases. >> in addition to video and foes the tech agents are examining debris in the remains of a pressure cooker recovered at the crime scen
not finish the race. >> president obama is vowing justice for the victims of the boston bombings. here's a picture of mr. obama as he received the news from boston and short time later he addressed the nation. >> make no mistake we will get to the bottom of this. and we will find out who did this. find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> members of congress observe a moment of silence tonight for the bombing vichlts chairman of the house committee on homeland security says this is a terrorist attack and the question is whether terrorism is foreign or domestic. >> people in boston pitching in to help those affected by the bombings. hundreds of people offered to host them in their homes for free. offering a bed or couch or ride whatever they can do to help. it's going on right now through google drive. >> mean time boston police relessed phone number for people to call to try to reunite with family friends. that number and we have it on the bottom of the screen is listed here. all that information is on
. the woman was not hurt and did not finish the race. >> president obama is vowing justice for the victims of the boston bombings. here's a picture of mr. obama as he received the news from boston and short time later he addressed the nation. >> make no mistake we will get to the bottom of this. and we will find out who did this. find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> members of congress observe a moment of silence tonight for the bombing vichlts chairman of the house committee on homeland security says this is a terrorist attack and the question is whether terrorism is foreign or domestic. >> people in boston pitching in to help those affected by the bombings. hundreds of people offered to host them in their homes for free. offering a bed or couch or ride whatever they can do to help. it's going on right now through google drive. >> mean time boston police relessed phone number for people to call to try to reunite with family friends. that number and we have it on the bottom of the screen is listed here.
. the month of the waco raid and the oklahoma city bombing. as president obama made clear today, there's still no evidence of who is responsible for this act of terrorism. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act, and given what we now know about what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. >> reporter: the fbi agents tell us they have tons of video, and somewhere in there will be a picture of the person who planted these two bombs, diane. >> speaking of pictures, i want to ask you about a photo that everybody was e-mailing today. it is a man standing up on top of a roof. you can move in there, you see it right there. what do you know about it? >> reporter: well, it's very intriguing, but authorities say they're giving it no special priority. it's one of many tips and leads they're following. they're really focusing on the person who had that unusually heavy black bag the day of the race. >> as you said the strongest clues are in the nature of the bomb. >>> up next, abc's senior national correspondent jim avila, shows us just how far the blast from the bombs traveled. >>
the range of suspects and motives remains wide open. president obama travels to boston tomorrow for a memorial service. >>> and ahead of that service, the three victims killed in the blast being remembered this morning. abc's terry moran continues our coverage. >> reporter: a candlelight vigil in the tight-knit neighborhood of dorchester for one of their own, a beautiful gap-toothed 8-year-old boy named martin richard, killed at the finish line of the marathon just after getting some ice cream. there is so much love here. >> we're here for support and love. that's what we do. >> reporter: they are dorchester strong, and they came out for martin and for his family who are suffering so much. here a family facebook photo, his mother denise recovering now from severe head injuries, his 6-year-old sister jane who lost a leg, his brother henry and his father bill. what does this do for you to be here? >> if it happened to my family, i know they'd be here for me. >> respect. it's terrible, it's awful, especially for the mother and the daughter. it's awful. >> reporter: neighbors droppe
background checks. and angry and frustrated president obama called it a shameful day in washington. >> what happened today was the preservation of the loophole that let's dangerous criminals buy gun was out a background check. it didn't make our kids safer. victory for not doing something that 90% of americans, 80% of republicans wanted to get done? >> two days after the parents of saratoga high school student made a public appeal, the office says they're getting more cooperation now from students. the 15-year-old girl killed herself after a photo of alleged sexual assault she was involved with was shared in text messages. aabc 7 news has the latest. >> the prosecution of three teen boys is underway in juvenile court accused of a sexual assault of saratoga high school sophomore audrie pott in an unsupervised party. >> we've done more search warrants so it's still continuing. >> sheriff smith acknowledges detectives knew the identity and were kicked off the team. but they have been campered by efforts to conceal or destroy evidence of photos allegedly taken where liquor was supposedly made a
for sending poison envelopes to the nation's capital. >> president obama gets fired up after the deveet of -- defeat of gun control at capitol hill. >> ask a milestone for alternative energy. there is a feet of -- fleet of truck that's ran on the gas that came through anest bay landfill. >>> we have new video of the man police believe talked his way into a home near lake merit then molested a little girl. investigators released this surveillance video late today showing the man walking near a bus stop close to the girl's apartment building then, later running away. police say he posed as a maintenance man and then, got a 7-year-old girl alone in a room and molested her. he is described as a lanky white man in early to mid-50s about six feet tall weighing 160 pounds. the girl says he had paint splatters on his hair and clothe oogt fbi arrested a mississippi man officials believe sent letter was ricin poise tron president obama and other government officials. investigators say the curtis sent letters to the president, senator roger wicker of mississippi and another state official. prelimi
to the emotional debate over gun control. president obama with strong words after the senate failed to pass a key proposal to expand background checks. he called it a shameful day in washington and vowed to keep fighting. john carl has the story. >> the amendment is not agreed to. >> reporter: just as the bill was voted down, two victims of gun violence scream out in the senate chamber. >> shame on you! >> the president joined by gabby giffords and some of the families were anger. >> all in all this was a shameful day for washington. >> reporter: afterwards the newtown families told us they were disappointed but determined. >> we don't have a political agenda. we just don't want other people to suffer through this. we want their passing to mean something, to have a purpose. >> reporter: james and natalie barden lost their little brother daniel in the sandy hook massacre. >> i feel that we owe it to daniel because his life needed to mean something. >> he was just so thoughtful and he thought about everybody. he was always happy. >> reporter: senator rand paul yesterday accused the president of usi
, michelle obama stop bid to see the 11-year-old and his family, more on his condition in just a moment. first, the video release today by the sh -- but the fbi who singled out two men seen here carrying backpacks near the scene of the bombings. they want to find these two men very much. >> ama? >> i'm standing in front of the fire house which is just down the street from the blast sites. as soon as the fbi released images of the suspects firefighters printed them out and put them on display for everyone to see. >> today we're listing help to identify the two suspects. >> the fbi released these surveillance images of two men they are now calling suspects in the boston marathon bombing autos suspect one wearing a dark hat. suspect two wearing a white hat. suspect two set down a backpack at the site of the second explosion just in front of the forum res strunt they ciateve the two are asso they appear to be walking together through the marathon crowd, you can see one behind another. >> we can consider them to be armed and extremely dangerous. no one should approach them. no one should att
obama or anyone else inside. they simply stood silently in a show of support. diane? >> and again the president quoting a poem that boston is not a place, it is a state of grace. thanks so much, linsey davis from boston for us tonight. >>> now we turn from boston to the other american region in crisis, reeling tonight and asking the nation's prayers after a massive and mysterious explosion at a fertilizer plant. the image caught on tape. the air thick with the smell of ammonia. volunteer firefighters overwhelmed. the blast had the ferocity of a 2.1 earthquake and the thunderous shock could be heard 45 miles away. tonight, the small towe waco, called west, has been flattened. abc's steve osunsami has been there through the night. >> reporter: their moment of crisis for families in a small town of west, texas, came at 7:29 p.m., with a fire raging at their giant fertilizer depot. >> everybody needs to get away from there. back all trucks away from the plant. >> reporter: a small team of firefighters answering the call, worried the whole thing could blow. then at 7:53, the sound no o
has been one of the tensest weeks of the entire obama presidency, just think about it, you had the bombing in boston on monday, followed by those ricin letters, one addressed to the president, another addressed up to a senator on capitol hill and, of course, you had the explosion in texas. now, obviously nothing connecting those other events with this but all contributing to a very tense week for the homeland security team. >> of course, this is the anniversary muof the waco bombings. i'm here with dan abrams, and let's talk a little more about the possibility that these men may have been from chechnya. that is an area known to be a hotbed of terrorism. >> and the question always is, how closely allied are the ch h chechen terrorists with al qaeda. they've been long fighting in russia. that's been their battle but the issue is that very often they have been bringing in from the arab peninsula and other places other fighters, have carous moussaoui was a recruiter for them. chechen fighters have long been fighting alongside u.s. forces in 2001 so no question there are questions.
someone said that about saddam hussein and obama, as wel0 bam osama, as well. police say they have him in custody. i want to see if you have anything from the sources that have been calling you all night. >> reporter: diane, we can confirm that the suspect is alive. he's in that ambulance. one of our officials got a text from the scene saying suspect is alive in the ambulance. >> all right, let's go to jon karl at the white house. jon, what are you hearing there and what are they saying about what happens next, immediately in the next hours? >> reporter: well, diane, depending on the condition of the suspect, the next thing you can expect to happen will be the activation of the president's high value interrogation group. this is a group made up of the cia, the dia and the fbi. this was set up by president obama in 2009 after they did away with the cia's interrogation program and it is designed for exactly this situation. to go in and to interrogate suspected terrorists immediately after their apprehension. i have been told prior to this that this group was on stand-by and ready to go.
confirmed fatalities with three people still missing. more than 200 people were injured. president obama has now pledged federal aid to the town where "abc 7 news" reporter laura anthony continues to cover the story. she spoke to residents that have not lost their spirited even though they lost their homes. >> everything is gone. the ceiling is gone. >> do you feel luc you got out? >> lucky for my wife. it fell on top of her. >>he reports that all 144 patients in a nursing home survived the blast. >>> bay area democrats are determined to pass new gun control laws despite a failed attempt at the senate. at 1:00 in palo alto, congresswoman joins michael thompson to host a gun prevention meeting. both vow not to let the outcome of the senate stop them from passing house legislation. they say 90% of americans support that effort. >>> the north bay little league season has been cancelled indefinitely after shots were fired a game this week. an emergency meeting mgt will be held to discuss issues. >> reporter: the field where major all-star pitcher played as kid is immaterial. the sounds of baseba
to develop bio fuel is getting a boost from the obama administration. the energy department awarded $2.5 million to cobalt technologies. this to test bio fuels for fuels for jets and ships part of the efforts to advance bio fuel technologies to bring down costs. a and identify effective processing technique that's don't come from food stock. >> up next yosemite park rangers welcome back a young girl who stole or borrowed two sticks what. she did on her visit. >> the search for computer programmers is competitive and how the super geniuses are taking a page to get the first deal. >> we can see clear conditions now but costal fog is making a come back. >> this is the traffic at 4:36. 680 north is oncoming traffic slowing down just a bit as it normally does. going southbound back towards walnut creek and 24. stay with us. >>> a young girl who took two sticks and then mailed back two sticks from vos sem ti has made am yends to mother nature. the rangers responded to the letter. >> she wrote she was a junior park ranger and knew not to take things and picked a spot to return the sticks back
of the crater to help their search for clues at the fertilizer plant. and we learned president obama will attend a memorial in texas on thursday. we also saw those happier images you're seeing now, students returning to school as the town slowly tries to return to normal. >>> and still ahead on this fast-moving news night, inside america's raging flood zone, kayaking down the road, even fish crossing the street, and more rain on the way, next. we went out and asked people a simple question: how old is the oldest person you've known? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90s. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed: the official retirement age. ♪ the question is how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years. ♪ ♪ the middle of this special moment and i need to run off to the bathroom. ♪ i'm fed up with always having to put my bladder's needs ahead of my daughter. ♪ so today, i'm finally talking to my doctor about overactive bla
. >> reporter: president obama was notified in minutes and while he was not ready to use the word "terrorist" he made this vow. >> we will find out who did this we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. make no mistake. we will get to the bottom of this. >> reporter: but new york congressman peter king is more willing to point firngers. >> obviously it's nothing give net yet but it has all the earmarks of an al qaeda attack. it reminds me of what happened in times square in 2010. it could end up being someone else but it has all the indicators of being an al qaeda or al qaeda affiliated attack. >> reporter: for rebecca roach and all the runners who ran with full hearts and their loved ones who cheered them on it's so incomprehensible and so wrong. >> i just think it's horrendous. why? i don't understand. i can't find reason in it. >> reporter: so it was a day of he heartbreak here in boston and of heroism. bruce mendelson who is an army veteran was on the scene and responded. you were right at the finish line? >> i
. president obama spoke again this morning. >> if you want to know who we are, what america is, how we spend to evil, that is it: selflessly, compassionately, unafraid. >> authorities spend the night in a residence near the airport and they have been having conversation with a saudi man who is considered a "person of interest" but so far, still, no suspect. >> thank you. we want to add, new reports say the explosives were a pressure cooker packed with nails and other fragments, and this is from our reporter and the crew in boston. the memorial is growing at the finish line of the marathon and armed officers patrol the streets with tanks. the street between the two blast sites is barricaded and it is a bit of a tourist attraction with hundreds of people showing up to see what is going on. beyond the barricades, the street is filled with trash and debris. normally it would be cleaned but it is left for investigators to sort through because they dope want to overlook any part of key evidence that could lead them to the bomber. >> the youngest bombing victims is from here in the bay area, the 11
, and a number of them have very serious injuries. president obama travels to boston on thursday. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the boston bombings. our abc7 morning news begins at 4:30, and you can always check abc7news.com as well as follow us on twitter at abc7 news bay area. >> that is our report for now. thank you so much for watching. we appreciate your time as always. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. for larry beil and sandhya patel, thank you for joining us, everyone. >> good night. >> dickey: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live"! tonight -- mark wahlberg. from "once upon a time", jennifer morrison. and music from new order with cleto and the cletones. and now, thank you for your patience, here's jimmy kimmel! cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you very much. welcome to the show. thank you for joining me on television. tell me if you think this is a good or a bad thing. this morning i woke up, i grab mid laptop to keep under my mattress so my mom doesn't find it. i went online and the first thing i did was order a dozen individual sized molten cho
scene at its center, president obama vowed those responsible would be caught and brought to justice. >> what we don't yet know is who carried out this attack or why, whether it was planned and executed by a terrorist organization, foreign or domestic, or was the act of a malevolent individual. but we will find out. we will find whoever harmed our citizens. and we will bring them to justice. >> a lot of questions in the beginning of a major investigation. and brian, as if this wasn't enough, there is what appears to be another terrorist scare. this one in washington. what's going on? >> a suspicious letter sent to mississippi senator roger rickart. it had a white granular substance, two field tests indicated it was ricin, a highly poisonous substance. it's been sent to a lab to do full tests and we'll know the result of tests tomorrow. >> it could shake up the delivery of mail? >> it could shake up the delivery of mail but at this point, there's no indication it's connected to what's happening here. >> thank you very much for that and more on the report on the bombing here. when we c
in the blast the 76 people remain in the hospital. 20 of them are critical. president obama will visit best temperature to take part in a prayer vigil for the victims. >> there is encouraging news for the family of a martinez boy injured in the explosions. friends and neighbors are coming together to help raise money for the family to deal with their expenses. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard has more. >> it is amazing the love and support that martinez is showing for the 11-year-old aaron hern and the family. custody no different, mountain mike's pizza will raise money to help the family with their expenses. 11-year-old aaron hern was waiting to his mom at finish line at the boston marathon and one of the bombs went off. shrapnel from the blast tore into his thigh, he remains hospitalized at children's hospital. friends and complete strangers have been organizing fundraisers for the family. last night, rocks on main raised $4,000 offering a pasta dinner for the family at $5 a plate. the owners' grandchild go to school with aaron hern. >> i go on facebook and talk about my specials of the
letters laced with ricin to president obama and senator. the president was sent to the president was intercepted yesterday. the secret service says the man, kenneth curtis sent both letters. officials say signed with initials kc. nannette miranda has been looking at the security officers screen mail sent to our capitol and reports now from sacramento. >> this is where letters are sorted out by staff. >> at california state capitol they use these security procedures for mail coming into the governor's, state lawmakers and other leaders as feds do. tony beard says it's screened first for things like ricin and anthrax before mail ever gets to the capitol rail mail room. >> just technology but also a combination of skills we teach people. there are fbi protocols to follow. >> the procedures work with washington, d.c.. they were discovered in the off site location. the screening doesn't work that. is where training can provide protection. >> there is a fine line between threatening and having a right to disagree. >> nothing chemical has been detected in mail sent to late leaders. >> s
were injured. president obama has pledged federal aid to the town where laura anthony continues to cover the story. yesterday laura spoke with residents who haven't lost their spirit, even after losing their homes. >> the inside is gone. the ceilings are gone and the insulation is laying on the floor. >> do you feel lucky, though, that you got out. >> #*? >> lucky for my wife. she was sitting in the living room on the couch and the ceiling fell on top of her. >> and some good news. laura reports all 144 patients living in the nursing home that was blown apart survived the blast. >>> bay area democrats are determined to pass new gun control laws despite a failed attempt in the senate this week. at 1:00 today in palo alto congresswoman joins mike thompson to host a gun prevention meeting. both vow not to let the outcome in the senate stop them from passing house legislation. they say 90% of americans support the effort. supporters can meet both california senators if they would like to thank them forecasting votes in favor of background checks. >>> the north vallejo little league
there are 14 confirmed fatalities, with at least 13 still missing. more than 200 were injured. president obama has pledged federal aid to the town where laura anthony continues to cover the story. yesterday laura spoke with residents who haven't lost their spirit, even after losing their homes. >> it's gone. everything -- the inside is gone. the ceilings are gone and the insulation is laying on the floor. >> do you feel lucky, though, that you got out. >> lucky for my wife. she was sitting in the living room on the couch and the ceiling fell on top of her. >> and some good news. laura reports all 144 patients living in the nursing home that was blown apart survived the blast. >>> bay area democrats are determined to pass new gun control laws despite a failed attempt in the senate this week. at 1:00 today in palo alto congresswoman anna ishu joins mike thompson to host a gun prevention meeting. both vow not to let the outcome in the senate stop them from passing house legislation. they say 90% of americans support the effort. >>> the north vallejo little league season has been shot indefinitely
meeting. this is a white house photo of president obama getting updates from security and intelligence officials. he has commended the work done to pursue justice and is underscoring the need to find answers. so here's what is next in the case. top republican lawmakers are urging the president to hold dzhokar tsarnaev as a potential enemy combatant. that would deny him a government-pointed dispoash other legal rights so investigators can learn more about other possible attacks. when he is able to speak he will be questioned by a federal government team, an entire grace group that consists of officials phloem fbi, cia, and defense department. officials did not read dzhokar his miranda rights. charges could come as soon as tonight. >> friends and neighbors in martinez are stepping up to help the family of aaron hearn who is still recovering in a boston hospital after the marathon bombing. businesses around town, including several restaurants, are donating a percentage of their sales to help the family pay for medical and travel costs. a family friend is using her photography business to
obama visited aaron hern on thursday and this morning, the players met with the 11-year-old and his family at boston's children hospital. the martinez boy was injured by shrapnel as his mother crossed the boston marathon finish line a week ago today. a family says aaron hern is respond well to treatment but the family does not know when he will come home. also, doctors at boston medical center gave a brief saying that everyone injured in the blast who made it out alive seems likely to survive but that rehabilitation from here on out will be a marathon. >> it will take months for people to recover. for those who are in rehabilitation the importance is to integrate mental health services, behavioral health services, into the process. in the interest of promoting optimal healing. >> here is the latest, 180 people were hurt and at least 14 of them lost all or part of a limb. 51 are still hospitalized and three are listed in critical condition, five of 9 victims are in serious condition. all of the injured victims are expected to survive. in the newsroom for abc7 news. >> the senate inte
: and caitlin had a special visitor, president barack obama. >> reporter: what did he say to you? >> he shook our hands and told us we were strong and an inspiration to other people. >> reporter: caitlin is recovering so well, she could be released this week. what message do you have for everyone watching? >> i think that life should go on. we should continue and stay strong and -- not avoid or be scared of events. because there's dangerous people out there like this. >> reporter: life going on. today investigators finished their grim work on boylston street where the attacks happened seven days ago. and handed the famous street back to the city. just another act of courage and defiance in this proud place as it struggles to get back on its feet. for "nightline," geo benitez in boston. >> as we said, boston strong, not just a slogan. our thanks to abc's gio benitez. thank you for watching abc news. ""world news now"" is coming up with the overnight breaking news. "gma" is back in the morning. as always, we're online at abcnews.com. i'm dan harris. that's "nightline" for tonight. have a great
obama is playing host for ladies night, the high profile women he is having over for dinner tonight at >> covering cupertino, concord, wine country and all the bay area. if a few hours, we should know whether the falcon chick living on city hall in san jose are boys or girls. this morning, a biologist will go down the side of city hall to put identification bands on the baby falcons. this is video from years past from the santa cruz predator bird research website, mom and dad are clara and fernando and they welcomed their first chick this season on easter sunday! at least two more have hatched since then and the banding begins at 7:00 a.m. to watch it go to abc7 news/see it on tv. >> eight people connected to a san jose moving company have been charges in the keep that the prosecution says involved holding customers' furniture and other personal belongings hostage. the prosecution says the men and women who lured customers with low ball quotes and held their belongings hostage until they paid more money. the moving company went by several different names since 2004 including asap, r
organizations, sending the storm plunging at the associated press. they said president obama was injured. the account was suspended and the dow plunged after the tweet by 130 points before quickly rebounding on word that it was a hacking. >> a man arrested in canada on suspicion of planning to attack a passenger train traveling from the united states to canada, made the first court appearance. the 35-year-old did not enter a plea during the brief appearance in toronto, and the other suspect will appear before a judge if montreal tomorrow. law enforcement officials say the suspects intended to plant bombs to destroy the tracks, derailing the canadian trains which partners with amtrak to provide service between canada and new york. it is the first plot tied to al qaeda to target canada. >> new this morning, officials in libya are looking for whoever is behind a deadly car bomb that exploded just outside the french embassy in tripoli. the explosion killed two french guards and a libyan teen. libya and france have condemned the attack. >> oakland police want to fine the person who spray pain
. >> how could you? >> how do you recover? >> president obama will be in boston tomorrow to help there. vigils of course going all over, a vigil, last night in boston common not far from the bombing scene. >> that's right. two vigils one was for martin, the 8-year-old. another one that was for everybody who was hurt, who was killed, who was there, who just need to come together and be part of a community in moments like this. understandably they wanted to support each other. in times like this that's what is needed. >> harvard, boston university planning vigils. >> there will be more, i am sure. >>> all right, as the search for clues continues in boston, diane sawyer sat down with one man who knows all too well what it feels look to lead a city under attack. former new york city mayor rudy giuliani said we still don't know how much evidence was caught on camera. >> they have a lot of surveillance cameras in boston. more than new york. less than london. you have very much focused on event with the lives of people. professional cameras, amateur cameras. it may be that some person photogr
're going back to boston, thomas me knee -- menino. >>> but let's go the cathedral where president obama spoke earlier this week and sean o'malley. byron pitts is there. >> reporter: george, this morning, for the first time this week, we're hearing more and more people talk about healing. part of that journey will take place here at the cathedral -- also today, the first wake for one of the victims. 29-year-old krystle campbell will be laid to rest tomorrow as her family and friends continue their grieving process. friday, boston was on lockdown. yesterday, the city came back to life. the epicenter, if you will, was fenway park, this is one of america's grand old baseball stadiums, and yesterday, it felt more like a cathedral. there was a pregame ceremony to honor the victims, survivors and first responders. also, one of the highlights during the eighth inning, neil diamond took the field to lead the crowd in his song "sweet caroline." ♪ sweet caroline ♪ good times never seemed so good ♪ >> reporter: red sox fans have been singing that song in the eighth inning of every home game s
should zpokt see more security. >> president obama says law enforcement will be relentless in finding those responsible. the secret service expanded it's perimeter of the white house today. here is a picture of the president given the news from boston. >> we still do not know who did this or y people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have the facts but make no mistake. we'll get to the bomb both yom of this and find out who did this, why they did this. any response -- any responsible individuals and groups will feel the weight of justice. >> fbi is taking the lead in this investigation coordinating with state and local law enforcement in boston. >> needless to say sporting convenient use on heightened alert tonight that. is the case in oakland. a's and warriors are playing. we're live with that part of the story. >> entrance to the coliseum is to the right. a's fans converging in this one area. police say they're at a heightened state after wareness looking for anything in these crowds. oracle arena will be using metal detectors tonight but we've seen alameda county bomb squad c
. president obama travels to boston on thursday. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the boston bombings. our abc7 morning news begins at 4:30, and you can always check abc7news.com as well as follow us on twitter at abc7 news bay area. >> that is our report for now. thank you so much for watching. we appreciate your time as always. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn johnson. for larry beil and sandhya patel, thank you for joining us, everyone. >> good night. [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] [cheering and applause] meredith: hey, guys. hello, everybody, and welcome to "millionaire." kicking things off today is an emergency room doctor from huntersville, north carolina. please welcome james perri. [cheering and applause] hey, james. >> nice to meet you. meredith: nice to meet you, too. all right, james. emergency room doctor. so you are used to anything that comes your way, obviously. that's a chaotic place to work. >> fairly chaotic, yes. meredith: so does that make this seem easier to you, coming onto a game show like this? >> i guess the difference is i
you. >> reporter: two letters, one to president obama, another two roger wicker, showed initial positive results in field tests. the letters never reached the white house or capital. >> the mail sent here is screened and the tests are taken at remote sites to mitigate the risks. >> the first was stopped then miles from its target to capitol hill. the second letter to the white house was intercepted six and a half miles away on a military base on the outskirts of d.c. a third post office sorting facility suffered possible contamination to its filtering system from an unknown source, ten miles from downtown washington. protections including air sensors at screening centers, set up after the anthrax attack in 2001, that killed five americans and injured 17 others, it happened just after 9/11. today's apparent attempt, so close to another incident of domestic terror is an eerie reminder of those frightening days. >> the letters to the problem and the senator were both signed with the initials k.c. which matches the name of the man arrested in tupelo, mississippi. diane? >>> and now
's feeling better who wouldn't vtv after a visit today from first lady obama. unhooked from nearly all machines and mother tells us that he could be out of icu by tomorrow. >> well tonight runners from the bay area showed their solidarity with the victims and people of boston by taking part in the candle light round and vigil. hundreds turn out including an its bay woman who was interthe blast. 7 news reporter has the story. >>reporter: they may haveeen sprted by distance but these rus in oakland snow park were connected to boston in spirit. >> go boston. pishtion more than 300 ran through oakland. went 3 miles one for each victim who died in the bom bombings. paula of concord ran the marathon and was near the explosion. >> a lot of emotion. like right now. just remembering people's faces and the fear. lots of fear. camaraderie. >>reporter: this run organized by the owner of the see jane run sporting good store. >> we are standing strong together as community and we are not going to let this kind of thing hold us back. >>reporter: in oakland, abc 7 news. >> and tomorrow morni
counts of letters that were sent to president obama and a senator and a judge. >> pg&e is beaching up security after someone shot up a transformer in san jose. police are on the scene as repairs continue at a substation. someone fired several shots from a high powered rifle into the plant early on tuesday. that led to a wide-spread power outage. at&t phone cables were also vandalized and the phone company is offering a major reward for the vandals at $250,000. >> mass teacher accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy is facing nine years in prison. the 42-year-old will be sentenced next month after pleading no contest to nine counts after sexual relationship with a firm student and was arrested at the high school in livermore back in january. according to the police, the relationship began through the popular smartphone app words with friend and text messages and social immediate ya. >> seven weeks is how long the stanford professor has to find a bone marrow match to fight an aggressive leukemia. we explain why finding a match >> i have been through five hospitalizations and two ro
. in the weeks after 9/11 president obama asked me for what could happen next and we predicted that there would be a lot of attacks like this. it's been a decade and it hasn't happened. now, the fbi has stopped a lot of things before it happened, and initiating people in the united states, but i would have expected a lot more to have happened just like this, and i don't know why it hasn't. >> thanks very much. let's go back to brian in watertown who has been told about a possible controlled explosion that may be imminent. >> they're in the course of doing that. it is 2:00 in the afternoon in the east coast and only several hours of daylight left and the more they can do in daylight the happy they are with about it. they're go about to do that to make sure there are no booby traps in there and agens and police officers will go in following these controlled detonations which will essentially put an end to the risk that something would blow sky high, it will blow as best as they cacon ntrol it. >> that's the home in cambridge, massachusetts. we just leard w moments ago that the police arr at dzokh
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